MADRID, August 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
PharmaMar (MCE: PHM) will present the clinical data obtained from various clinical studies carried out with its antitumoral compounds of marine origin PM1183 and Yondelis®, during the European Society of Clinical Oncology (ESMO) that will be held from the 8th to the 12th of September in Madrid, Spain.
The abstract #1529 titled "Activity of lurbinectedin (PM1183) as single agent and in combination in patients with advanced small cell lung cancer (SCLC)" will be presented on September 11th. In this abstract, a cohort B will be presented using a new dosing regimen as compared to cohort A that was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in 2015. The efficacy of PM1183 in this cohort of patients with advanced small cell lung cancer was evidenced by a progression free survival (PFS) of 5.3m with an objective response rate of 37%. The safety profile in Cohort B in terms of the rate of febrile neutropenia, thrombocytopenia and anemia was markedly improved compared to cohort A.
Lurbinectedin is currently enrolling the pivotal phase III ATLANTIS trial in this setting with an expected completion of enrollment around first half of 2018. Dr. Arturo Soto, Director of the Clinical Department at PharmaMar Oncology Business Unit, added "small cell lung cancer is a devastating disease and the only approved drug for advanced disease is Topotecan. As far as we know these results with lurbinectedin offer the longest PFS seen in this setting and we hope to be able to offer these patients a new treatment option, if we confirm this data in the pivotal clinical trial."
- Activity of lurbinectedin in SCLC (alone and in combination) from different phase I and phase II studies (#1529PD)
Poster Discussion Session. 11.09.2017, 14:45 - 16:15, Pamplona Auditorium
Lead author: María Eugenia Olmedo, MD, et al. Ramón y Cajal Universitary Hospital, Madrid, Spain
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